Anspaugh Directs Brown’s Phenom

David Anspaugh (“Rudy,” “Hoosiers”) will direct Screen Gems’ basketball drama “Phenom” reports Variety.

Singer-actor Chris Brown will play a standout high school basketball player who goes pro after the media discovers he’s the illegitimate son of the NBA’s best player.

The father and son are on a collision course as their teams meet on the road to the playoffs. Henry Simmons (TV’s “Shark”) and Vanessa Williams (TV’s “Ugly Betty”) also star.

Charles Murray and Chris Parker wrote the script and production is scheduled to begin early next year once Brown completes his “Exclusive” album tour.